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Discovery's Last Ride

by NASA

Published September 21, 2010


Bathed in bright xenon lights, space shuttle Discovery makes its nighttime trek, known as ''rollout,'' from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It takes the shuttle, attached to its external fuel tank, twin solid rocket boosters and mobile launcher platform, about six hours to complete the move atop a crawler-transporter. On its final mission, Discovery will take the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2 (R2) to the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA/Frankie Martin Sept. 20, 2010


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Date 2010-09-21
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-11-05 06:37:50
Addeddate 2010-11-05 06:37:50
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